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What we tell our kids about the Easter Bunny

Easter is the biggest Sunday of the year for Christians—and rightfully so. It’s an occasion for us to celebrate the … Continued

You’ve heard of evangelicals, but just who are they?

Evangelicals have been in the news a lot lately, from the Denver Broncos’ Tim Tebow and his take-a-knee prayers to … Continued

Cowardice and hypocrisy surround DADT

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

Lack of religious knowledge prevents true diversity

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

Sex not a bad thing

Q:Do your religious beliefs exalt or stigmatize sex (or both)? Is religion a useful tool for helping young people navigate … Continued

God looking down on health-care summit

In the name of God who — I was taught — loves all of us and wants none of us … Continued

Please, no religion in foreign policy formation

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

Repeal don’t ask, don’t tell

Q: Top U.S. defense officials say they will repeal the decades-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which requires gay soldiers … Continued

God Expects Us to Take Care of Each Other

Health-care reform is an economic, political and medical issue. But On Faith panelist and evangelical leader Jim Wallis says it’s … Continued

What Does God Require?

Should the Catholic priesthood be restricted to single, celibate men? Do clergy restrictions based on gender, marital status or sexual … Continued

Religion Stay Home!

How would you respond to radical Muslim clerics in northwest Pakistan — now under Islamic law — who are calling … Continued

Religion Often Too Exclusive

Just a few days ago, I had temper tantrum which I shared in an email. “I have officially decided,” I … Continued

What About God?

What is most exasperating to me about the constant turmoil in the Middle East is that it is all about … Continued

Yes, If You Believe in a Loving, Inclusive God

There is such a divide, I think, between God and religion. That is an ironic statement, because religion has taught … Continued

Render Unto Caesar

Presidents really ought to stay out of religious situations. They ought not issue days of prayer or fasting; they should … Continued

Choice, Life and Compassion

My daughter came into the house this morning steaming. She had been listening to National Public Radio. “Mom, what is … Continued

Forgiveness, Women and Infidelity

When is it OK not to forgive? And what does forgiveness really mean? As so many of us understand it, … Continued

The Problem with Rituals

There are some things about organized religion that send me over the top. And one of those things is use … Continued